generating electronic and printed invoices & reminders
The Print method validates the defined invoice/reminder data and prints the request on the local printer. The printer selection is done via the used report generator template file. If the template file was not connected to a printer with the PrintSetup method then the default printer with its default settings is used.
The bstrPrintTemplate variable obeys a special syntax and can optionally be used to set special print commands like using electronic webstamps, producing PDFs or changing print objects dynamically.
IMPORTANT LICENSE NOTE The report engine used is Hexatech's ViewPro (www.hexatech.com). If you supply your own template files then you must have your own ViewPro license. By using this COM module you implicitly agree upon this restriction!
|C/C++ calling syntax|
|HRESULT Print(|| BSTR
|Calling argument description|
|[in] BSTR||bstrPrintTemplate||The bstrPrintTemplate variable is used to explicitly change print template reports and/or print objects as defined in "Syntax of the printTemplate variable".
If bstrPrintTemplate is empty then the default print template of the defined data language ( IGeneralInvoiceRequest:: Initialize method) is used.
|[in] long||lGenerationAttributes||This variable overrules the default behavior of the print process.
lGenerationAttributes is a 32-bit integer where the possible "commands" are values from the generationAttributes data type ORed together to form the overall command.
Besides the manipulation of the printed ESR parameters the downgrade to version V440 can be enforced here!
|[in] YesNoType||ePrintPreview||A Boolean that defines if print the Preview Mode is used (enYes) or Printing Mode is done (enNo)|
|[in] YesNoType||eAddressRight||A Boolean that defines on which side -left or right- the receiver address should be printed.
Note that left-sided addressing is only allowed for the summary invoice/reminder forms. The parameter is silently ignored for the detailed invoice/reminder forms.
|[in] YesNoType||eSortTimeTariff||A Boolean that defines how the services are sorted:
|[in] BSTR||bstrSenderID||Short sender address identification or empty.
If set then the sender identification is printed atop of the receiver address as an alternative to the sender address on the envelop.
|[in, out] long||*plTimestamp||The timestamp of the XML document as epoch time (seconds elapsed since 1.1.1970) that is used as timestamp of the topmost object reference from that point on.
If the timestamp for the topmost object reference was already set (e.g. to produce a copy) then this same timestamp is returned.
|[out] IGeneralInvoiceResult||**ppIGeneralInvoiceResult||The IGeneralInvoiceResult interface handle that allows to get all loaded data back.
The handle is NULL if an error occurred.
|[out, retval] VARIANT_BOOL||*pbStatus||Return status of the method. If pbStatus is VARIANT_FALSE then an error occurred and GetAbortInfo should be called to retrieve the error string.|
|C/C++ return value|
|S_OK||This value is returned if the function call was successful or if the return value of a boolean method signalling a true value. In this case the VARIANT_BOOL is set to VARIANT_TRUE.|
|S_FALSE||This is the return value of a boolean method signalling a false return value. In this case the VARIANT_BOOL is set to VARIANT_FALSE.|
|E_name||This value is returned if the function call was unsuccessful and an error exception was generated. Note that if you are using SmartPointers an exception is thrown under these conditions.|